City leaders share message on passing of Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines

City leaders share message on passing of Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines

ROCKWALL, TX (August 3, 2020) “The City of Rockwall is saddened by the passing of Officer Tracy Gaines. He served our great nation in the United States Air Force and the Rockwall community as a member of the Rockwall Police Department. I have no doubt that his time as a School Resource Officer had a […]

Rockwall honors former mayor and longtime city leader

Rockwall honors former mayor and longtime city leader

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 10, 2020) The City of Rockwall flags at all facilities have been lowered today to half-staff as a sign of respect for the recent passing of former Mayor and longtime City leader, Scott Self. Mr. Self was elected to the Rockwall City Council in 1999 and then served as Mayor from […]

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 29, 2020) With the phased re-opening of the Texas economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many struggling local businesses are breathing a collective sigh of relief as they try to return to a new normal. Although area restaurants and small businesses are heavily impacted by COVID-19, many around the county are better […]

Rockwall approves public events, city’s Fourth of July festivities to continue as planned

Rockwall approves public events, city’s Fourth of July festivities to continue as planned

Fourth of July Festivities Set to Continue as Planned Rockwall, Texas – June 26, 2020 – The Rockwall City Council took action Friday in keeping with the Governor’s Executive Order GA-28 which states: For any outdoor gathering in excess of 100 people… the gathering is prohibited unless the mayor of the city in which the […]

Lineup for Concert by the Lake at Rockwall Harbor announced

Lineup for Concert by the Lake at Rockwall Harbor announced

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 8, 2020) The Concert by the Lake Music Series will return to The Harbor on June 18th! Come out to The Harbor Amphitheater to hear some awesome tunes from area bands from 7:30-9 p.m. every Thursday beginning June 18th. Check out the artist lineup for this summer’s schedule: June 18 – […]

Rockwall Mayor partners with county mayors on roll back property tax appraisals request to Gov. Abbott

Rockwall Mayor partners with county mayors on roll back property tax appraisals request to Gov. Abbott

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt, in partnership with the mayors of several other cities in Rockwall County, has petitioned Governor Greg Abbott to put a freeze on property tax values for 2020. In concern for the numerous financial challenges residents have already experienced this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the potential hard times still […]

Rockwall County mayors including Heath Mayor Kelson Elam ask Governor Greg Abbott to freeze property tax values at 2019 levels

Rockwall County mayors including Heath Mayor Kelson Elam ask Governor Greg Abbott to freeze property tax values at 2019 levels

Mayors in Rockwall County, including Heath Mayor Kelson Elam, have joined their counterparts statewide in asking Governor Gregg Abbott to avoid a probable double digit property tax increase for Texas property owners by adopting the 2019 property tax valuations for the year 2020. The Mayors also asked that any newly developed property that was not […]

City of Rockwall Mayor issues revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

City of Rockwall Mayor issues revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

The City of Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has issued the following revised disaster declaration in public health for the City of Rockwall, extending the declaration until April 30th: WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; […]

City of Rockwall continues work to limit in-person interaction to increase safety

City of Rockwall continues work to limit in-person interaction to increase safety

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 26, 2020) As we mentioned last week with building inspection permits, the City of Rockwall is working to limit in-person interaction, while continuing to provide essential services to residents and the public. In an attempt to protect everyone in these uncertain times, the Rockwall Municipal Court, Utility Billing, Building Inspections and Neighborhood […]

City of Rockwall Limits In-Person Interaction, Encourages Online Permitting and Documentation

City of Rockwall Limits In-Person Interaction, Encourages Online Permitting and Documentation

From the City of Rockwall: March 20, 2020 – In an attempt to protect our customers, contractors and city personnel in these uncertain times, the Rockwall Building Inspection and Neighborhood Improvement Services Departments encourage you to utilize our existing online tools to obtain permits, certificate of occupancy and/or contractor registrations. You can find more information […]

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